CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 5, 2000
Post-colonial writer Lim to lecture Thursday, April 6
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Suchen Christine Lim, a visiting scholar with the Iowa
Writers' Workshop, will present a lecture at noon Thursday, April 6 titled
"Race, Language and Culture: Writing for a Multi-Racial Society in Singapore."
The lecture will take place in the Jones Commons room on the third floor
of the Lindquist Center, which houses the University of Iowa College of Education
at the corner of Burlington and Madison Streets. The event is free and open
to the public.
One of the foremost post-colonial writers in the world today, Lim attended
the UI International Writing Program in 1997 on a Fulbright Scholarship. She
is the first Singapore writer and the first woman to win the Singapore Literature
Prize for her third novel, "Fistful of Colours."